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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bounty Beach

Miami Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

I just come back from a 1 week stay in Malapascua. I've been to Boracay before (disappointing) and wanted to try Malapascua. The island is way more relax. Less tourists but, unfortunately, there is also a lot of people trying to sell you stuff, snorkeling trips, massages, fruits. There is a lot of young kids, 7 to 12 years old, sent by their parents to sell rubish to tourists (bracelets and necklace). It's really disturbing. One of them even stole our inflatable matress... The beach itself is looking good, but there is a lot of algae very close to the shore. With low tide, it's impossible to swim. This is caused by pollution. I was also very disappointed to see a LOT of garbage in the water. Plastics, glass, you name it. All this at 5 meters of the shore in front of the best resorts of the island. One could think these resorst could hire someone for a few days to pick this trash but they don't. Other thing I didn't like, there is way too many boats everywhere. Every 5 minutes there was a noisy boat passing through. They are very loud because of their poor engines and they take a lot of space to the swimmers because they are parked directly on the shore. Malapascua is sadly becoming a new boracay, a new tourist trap. If you plan to stay there because someone told you this is one of the best beach in the world, you might reconsider.

Visited April 2013
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“nice beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

The current was more on bounty beach than other beaches on the island. Lots of people want to sell stuff or give you a massage. A bit annoying

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful beach, Nice restaurants - like Mini Boracay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

When I was researchign on teh internet, I really thoutght that Malapascua is a very small and backward isladn, nd bounty beach is just liek any otehr beach in Philippines.

How wrong I was!

Bounty beach has an uncanny resemblance to Boracay's beaches (station 1 - 2-3 right upto Angol point). For starts, it has a "beach walk" which runs along the beach all thrugh - upto the village at the other corner. A lot of the good resorts and restaurants of Malapascua are located along this beach walk (all have beach views and are really good!)

The beach is beautiful (it is a bit wider than Alona beach and of course, not as wide as the beach in Boracay), has hardly any people, is white powdery sand, and bangkas - especially the island hopping ones land on this beach.

In the morning, it is refreshing to sit on the sands of this beach, sipping coffee or a chilled juice, and watch life pass by... it is low tide so the beach becomes bigger, many sand banks, star fish and marine sea of thorns reveal themselves lying on the sand, children walk along the shallow water looking for small prawns and crabs...

We stayed beside Bounty beach (at Dano beach resort), but even if you don't stay here (there are some resorts inwards), it is good to come here and walk. There are a few souvenir shops that sell t-shirts, wraps and trinkets.

Visited February 2013
3 Thank New_YLOO
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Singapore, Singapore
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“The most populus beach in Malapascua”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

This is the main beach in Malapascua where resort and dive center are.

The beach is considered one of the cleanest and popular in Malapascua.

You can get a massage here and this beach is the usual tourist spot.

You can't miss this beach in Malapascua.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank mousehunt
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